Originally Posted by BitterrootBob
I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this question but here it is. Nosler has a new for 2012 .338 300 grain Accubond that is 1.750" long with a crazy ballistic coefficient of 0.750 and sectional density of 0.375.
My question is could the 338 Ruger Compact Magnum be loaded with this bullet for use in a Ruger #1? I doubt it would work in any bolt action because it would have to be seated too deep. I have read Ruger #1 frequently have excessively long throats, though.
I know the real answer is to use a 338 Norma or 338 Lapua but I am looking to put together a unit for mountain hunting where I would be hiking a significant distance and am not going to carry a huge rifle.
With the case capacity of the 338 RCM I would say yes. I dont know what the velocity would be
but It would be interesting. Recoil will be brisk.
I have had great luck with the 200 and 225 grain Accubonds, the best accuracy so far in a very light
(7.2 pound ) model 7 has been .202 (2/10ths) @ 100 yards.
My 200 grain load is 2990 ft/sec (The 338 Winchester does 2960) with the same weight bullet.
So as long as you can get a sufficient powder charge in it, seating depth would/should not be a
I load all of my hunting rifle cartriges to magazine length and accuracy is very good (well
under 1/2 MOA)
Good luck and keep us posted on the results with the 300 ABs.
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